Angelus 2000

RegionBordeaux
SubregionSt Emilion
ColourRed
TypeStill


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Bordeaux2000AngelusBT155,180.00cs99 RPAdd to Basket
Bordeaux2000AngelusMG105,250.00cs99 RPAdd to Basket
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Tasting Notes

Approaching perfection, this wine is inky, bluish/purple-colored to the rim, offering up notes of incense, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, licorice, graphite and spring flowers. A touch of roasted espresso bean is also present. The wine has great concentration, a magnificent, full-bodied mouthfeel, stunning purity, and well-integrated acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood. This beauty seems to be in mid-adolescence with at least 25-30 years of life ahead.

Score: 99Robert Parker, RobertParker.com (220), August 2015

What can you say about Hubert de Bouard and Angelus? Each year they seem to turn out one great wine after another, and the 2000 showed its merit in two different tastings. A wine of great intensity, bluish/black, with a big, sweet kiss of graphite, crushed rocks, blueberry, spring floral garden and blackberry liqueur, unctuously textured as well as pure, dense, and stunningly rich, this full-bodied wine can be drunk now or cellared for another 25-30 years. Drink 2010-2030.

Score: 97Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (189), June 2010

An outrageously ripe, concentrated, dense effort, the 2000 offer up aromas of blackberry liqueur and vintage port. As the wine sits in the glass, graphite, wet stones, smoke, barbecue spices, and olives also make an appearance. It unfolds on the palate in layers, is full-bodied, big, and rich yet incredibly poised, well balanced, and pure. Quite backward, this is one the greatest Angélus made to date, Bravo! Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. Last tasted, 1/03

Score: 96Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003

The finest effort since the 1989 and 1990, this dense purple-colored wine has an extravagantly ripe, concentrated style. The 2000 (in a new engraved bottle) offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur and vintage port. As the wine sits in the glass, graphite, wet stones, smoke, barbecue spices, and olives also make an appearance. It unfolds on the palate in layers, is full-bodied, big and rich yet incredibly poised, well-balanced, and pure. Quite backward, this is one of the greatest Angelus made to date. Yields were a modest 35 hectoliters per hectare. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2030. Bravo!

Score: 96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (146), April 2003

An outrageously ripe, concentrated, dense effort, the 2000 offers up aromas of blackberry liqueur and vintage port. As the wine sits in the glass, graphite, wet stones, smoke, barbecue spices, and olives also make an appearance. It unfolds on the palate in layers, is full-bodied, big and rich yet incredibly poised, well-balanced, and pure. Quite backward, this may turn out to be the greatest Angelus made to date, but it is still too early to know. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2030. Bravo!

Score: 93/96Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (139), February 2002

A fine Angelus, unmistakably, this is a vin de garde. A huge, massive, firm, extraordinarily well-delineated Angelus with terrific purity and freshness. The color is a saturated port-like purple/black. With airing, the reluctant aromatics reveal scents of licorice, truffles, blackberries, plums, creme de cassis, smoke, and incense. The wine is excruciatingly tannic, but also phenomenally concentrated, full-bodied, and rich. Paradoxically, it is viscous yet has good acidity, one of the unusual characteristics of the 2000 vintage. This gives the wine freshness and delineation in spite of surreal levels of extract and richness. This looks to be one of the wines of the vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2035.

Score: 96/98Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (134), April 2001

Consistent notes to the bottle tasted last year with that enticing truffle and tar tinged bouquet and a harmonious, full-bodied, composed palate that suggests it will need just two or three years before it begins to enter its plateau of maturely. Very fine indeed. Tasted December 2012.

Score: 93Neal Martin, RobertParker.com, May 2013

Score: 97James Suckling, Wine Spectator Weekly (16 Jan 03), January 2003

Score: 92/94James Suckling, WineSpectator.com, January 2003

Score: 17Farr Vintners, April 2001

Score: 16.5Farr Vintners, April 2001

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